Like many Hinesville families with ties to Fort Stewart, fallen soldier Staff Sgt. Sheldon Tate's parents moved here, moved away and came back again.
Tate was the stepson of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier. He and his stepfather Sgt. 1st Class Walter Moore were both deployed at the same time; Moore to Iraq and Tate to Afghanistan.
Tate, 27, was killed on July 13 in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with rifle, rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
For more on this story see Wednesday's print edition of the Coastal Courier.